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Response to freshwest (Reply #23)

Thu May 10, 2012, 06:06 PM

24. Yes, I've read about the jellyfish takeover.

Human activity is ruining ocean habitats and virtually eliminating some species, but the jellyfish seem to be thriving, and as you say, are helping kill off other species. Not a hopeful picture at all.

When I was a teenager, I had one close encounter with jellyfish at the Jersey shore. It was late August and the water was quite warm. I was headed out beyond the breakers to where I could actually swim and when I got there, I noticed all these little things brushing me. I looked closer and they were jellyfish about 1-2 inches in size. They didn't sting me, but the water was thick with them and they were getting inside my swimsuit. I completely freaked out and raced back to shore, showered and changed into dry clothes, and never went into the Atlantic Ocean again.

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